November 2021

"Until There's A Cure, There's Care." - Teepa Snow

Developing, Then Losing, Awareness of the Passage of Time

by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Teepa takes a deep dive into time awareness and the passage of time. What can we do to help time pass well? How can we try to minimize a sense of waiting or feeling pressured to get something done in a limited amount of time? Teepa's Tips: Anticipate, Prepare, Initiate, Ask and Seek Participation, and Evaluate.

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Our Topic this Month:

Changes in Time Awareness

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Featured Article

How To Manage Altered Sleep Cycles
by Valerie Feurich  

Are you a caregiver to a person who is experiencing altered sleep cycles? Here are some tips for this common occurrence during dementia care
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Family/Friend Care Partners

Dementia's Perspective of Time
by Carolyn Lukert

Carolyn shares a personal story about her mom and how dementia has affected her awareness of the passage of time.
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How to Support Social Engagement
by Mary Sue Wilkinson

Tips for engaging others to participate during social events without shining the spotlight on them. 
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Teepa Snow’s newest book, Understanding the Changing  Brain, is now available on Amazon. 

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Certified Community Connections

Circuit Training and Perception of Time
by Gretchen M. Ashton

See how you can find the time for a daily fitness routine.
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Professional Connections

Time for Thank You
by Stephanie "Teffie" Landmann

When there isn't enough time, maybe its time to pause, count to three, and be thankful.
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Resource Connections

The PAC Connector - Changes in Time Awareness
by Amanda Bulgarelli   

How long since you took time for yourself and learned a new skill? Try out the #SnowApproach. 
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Does the Time of Day Change Behavior? (Video)
by Positive Approach to Care

Teepa and the PAC Team discuss how to change our approach to address sundowning and time awareness.  
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Organizational Care

There is Always Time to Do It Right
by Debi Tyler Newsom  

It's too expensive, there is no time. No more excuses. The cost of not offering proper training is too great. See how PAC training works beyond dementia care.
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Dementia Care Partner Talk Show, a podcast to help you navigate the senior care maze. Episode #90 - Dementia and Altered Sleep Cycles

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